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in seattle. >> we're totally in love with each other, and we support each other through good times and tough times just like any other marriage, and so it's really important to us that we can honor that love with each other through marriage. >> the governor signed the voter approved referendum into law on wednesday. >>> those of you in minnesota and the great lakes area, i don't have to tell you that you're getting slammed right now by a major winter storm. it's the most snow in the minneapolis area so far this season, and we're still a week and a half away from the start of winter. 8 inches of snow right now in the twin cities. a few more inches will accumulate there tonight. that storm will bring rain to new england tomorrow. >>> we have more now on those fiscal cliff talks today between president obama and house speaker john boehner. our emily schmidt is in washington. >> reporter: this was a bit of a surprise meeting. it certainly took place behind closed doors, and all we are being told resulted from it came from two separate statements, one from the white house, one from a congressiona
along much of the pacific coast. >> a wet 44 in seattle. 52 in sacramento. mostly 40s from omaha to chicago and new york. near 60 in dallas and new orleans. >>> and when we come back, some hard facts about easy bake ovens. see what one girl is doing to level the toy oven playing field. >>> a ferocious fire tears up homes. and it all started when a natural gas line burst. >>> and mick jagger rocks the top-ten list. poking a little fun at 50 years of the stones. >>> welcome back, everyone. add retailers to those worried about the fiscal cliff. a walmart survey says customers know about the impending tax increases and spending cuts. and some are cutting back on their spending for the holidays. most retailers depend on this month's sales for their success. and poor results could be disastrous for them. >>> and bank of america customers aren't happy, either. the nation's second-largest bank had its lowest satisfaction score in 11 years. the worst for any major bank, in fact. it's the only one with a grade lower than before the recession. at the other end of the spectrum, though, is jp
. >> beyond expectation, beyond our dreams. exciting to see everybody outf seattle andashiton, thank you. >> sunday in seattle was the first day that gay people could marry in washington state. the supreme court will take up the issue. which way will they go? >> striking down the federal law, defense of ameritech, saying that we don't recognize -- defense of marriage act, saying we don't recognize marriage and it is it, but i cannot imagine the courts sayin tors. that you e going to ha to marry -- courts saying to mrs. to be that you have to marry same-sex couples. conservatives worry that is their last shot at this, that what it much harder to invalidate -- >> you can see where this train is going. there is going to be gay marriage in the united states. >> we have not had such a rapid change on social is used as on this issue of what the urt shld n dos do what it did on abortion, get in the way by imposing its will. let this happen through the legislatures. >> "the supreme court follows election returns, and if that is the case, you'll see a sea change in a marriage, because it is grow
issue. it goes up for auction next week. tully's started up in 1992 in seattle and has multiple stores in washington and california along with nearly licensed locations across the country. the actor says he's stepping up to buy the chain to save jobs in the seattle area. five infant deaths have caused major retailers to recall a popular infant recliner. 150,000 "nap nanny" recliners are being recalled. a report says the product poses a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. amazon, toys- r-us and babies-r-us are recalling the item. the manufacturer, baby matters, said the company is "standing by its product 100%." toyota will pay $1.1 billion to settle dozens of cases related to sudden acceleration. but it's not the end of the carmaker's troubles. the proposed billion-dollar deal is considered the larget ever paid by an auto maker. it covers toyota and lexus owners claiming the value of their cars was hurt by potential defects that could cause the car to suddenly go out of control at high speeds. it does not cover dozens of wrongful death lawsuits or personal injury cases. th
to 120 mile per hour jet stream, one of the reasons why it will make it from seattle to our neighborhoods today. latest temperatures, mid to upper 30s fairfield, concord, napa, santa rosa, mid 40s, 45 san jose, low 50s around the bay, fremont 52. monterey bay low to mid 40s, inland upper 30s to mid 40s from gilroy to salinas. increasing clouds cooler, you won't need wet weather gear until tonight through tomorrow morning then frosty conditions, north bay dropping into the 20s next couple of nights. today 55 in san rafael, 61 concord, fremont, 60 oakland, 62 san jose, 57 in san francisco. monterey bay low to mid 60s mid 60s inland. tonight with clouds temperatures up, still chilly when you step out, raining in the south bay, in the east bay, low to upper 40s. here's our two areas of high pressure, getting pushed apart as this system rolls down from the north, it is so cold when we get a scattered shower tomorrow afternoon hopefully hits higher he will evacuation is -- higher elevations many increasing clouds through the afternoon hours. even scattered showers possible along the peninsula c
gusts up to 70 miles per hour. there will be showers along the southeast coast. seattle will see rain most of the day. mostly dry, however, in the northeast. >> temperatures in the northern plains bounce back from those single digits. minneapolis is in the mid-30s. denver warms up to almost 60. pleasant in the southwest, with phoenix at 69. honolulu and miami are tied for the hot spot, as always, both today at 82 degrees. >> we can always dream. >>> when we come back, problems for a couple of the biggest names on the internet. >>> then, also this morning, fresh fallout for those two deejays who pulled off the prank call that turned tragic when kate middleton was in the hospital. >>> and how's this for protective padding? bubble soccer. it's all coming up in "the pulse." >> safety first. d@ñ >>> welcome back, everyone. and there are some major deals in the works this morning. overnight, hsbc confirmed a record $1.9 billion settlement with the u.s. in return, the british-based banking company won't be charged with money laundering. a criminal prosecution of europe's largest bank might
seattle had to make an emergency landing in sacramento because of the smell of smoke. an airport spokeswoman says the alaska airlines flight landed around 5 p.m. last night. once on the ground, fire trucks and ambulances quickly surrounded the plane. >> the crew was calm. i was watching them and i thought, they don't seem too stressed so i'm going to just stay calm until i see them looking stressed. >> none of the 152 passengers on board was injured but a flight attendant was treated for burning eyes and an irritated throat. the cause of the smell is being investigated. >>> another port of oakland executive is on his way out because of an expensive account problem. maritime director james kwon is quitting effective this month but will stay on as an advisor until hills replacement is hired. an audit also found questionable expenses by other employees and commissioners. >>> search crews in vallejo plan to use sonar to find a missing man. they believe a 77-year-old man fell into the mare island straits. he was last seen saturday afternoon working on a tugboat on the eastshore of mar
all area which has more than 70 colleges and universities. others on that list, seattle and vancouver. >>> what is happening, sal? what is going on? >>> if the director, dave does not ask to put up a map to show where it is,s it is in -- where it is, it is in daily city and i moved the curser so show what happened. this car went over the side, very close to the olympic club. the car went over the side and san francisco and daily city are participating in the rescue and we are trying to find out more. it doesn't look like there is a huge traffic jam in the area but apparently there is some sort of a rescue and you can use other roots to -- routes, you can use lake merced to get around this problem. let's move on to steve. >> our weak system is not going to do much but it will increase clouds and westerly winds and some light rain and cold rain comes in tonight and early tomorrow morning. this is not a big rain producer but there is a lot of cold air behind it. >>> time now 5:27 massive protests in michigan and the critics say it would weaken the power of unions. >>> an oakland business
seattle, and let the american government and let the american people see, does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs were decriminalized in portugal about ten years ago, and the use of drugs has gone down dramatically. >>> elsewhere, you have heard stephen colbert's name mentioned, we think in jest, as the next senator from south carolina. well, his potential colleague, john mccain, was asked what he would teach colbert if he landed a job. mccain jokingly answered, "how to shut up." ouch! what? >>> so, if ashley judd decides to run for senate in kentucky, she'll be off to a strong start. a new poll by the democratic-leaning public policy polling shows the actress trailing current occupant mitch mcconnell by just four points, 47% to 43%. >>> and finally, scientists at harvard and yale have named a recently discovered prehistoric lizard after president obama. here's the name -- obamadon graculus. it's latin and based on the grin and slender demeanor. that's the dish of "scrambled politics." >>> now for a check of national weather, dylan dreyer is checking the weather channel forecast
and spa, taking a little vacation from the rainy seattle weather that i am getting used to now this winter. > other than where you are right now, what are some other great locations, some last- minute deals? > > we are seeing a lot of travelers on expedia book in three places: doing what i did, which is to come to the beach, get away from the cold weather and escape and relaxe. there is also a big trend of ski vacations, taking advantage of lake tahoe or vail, colorado, and really getting away with the family. and then of course, it's the holidays, so you have to go see grandma, and we're seeing a ton of travelers book those trips home to spend time with family, whether they are hopping in the car to save a little money and hitting the road, or just hopping on a flight and booking a hotel with that to save some money. > i don't know if you saw this are not, but the ceo of marriott is out giving people tips on how to get great deals at his hotel chain. what are your great tips for people who want to go on expedia.com? > > we see that one of the best days to book an airfare is on tuesday. th
off future might be. sun at new england and then at seattl seattle. first things first. stopping tom brady. texans got shredded last night. brady through 4 touch down pass and patriots hit and harbaugh played college ball at michigan. he was asked if he's closely followed the fellow michigan man. >> do i remember when he was there. sure. yes. yes. followed him. we weren't there at the same time. i'm a little older. >>reporter: slightly. forty-niner players get one day off per week during the season. most just want to rest. try to heal up but the niners they also get out there in the community. mike was there when the crab shake suddenly broke out. video game publisher was demonstrating the latest game yesterday hip-hop dance experience to the local boys and girls club of san francisc francisco. this game uses nfl players and all of a sudden it came to life as forty-niner wide receiver michael crabtree showed up. >> it was amazing. he was like really is in and warm. >>reporter: michael got involved with them and donates 1,000 dollars for every touch down he catches to t
day sunday at seattle city hall. 133 same-sex couples tied the knot. sarah and emily cover were among the first couples to get married. the same-sex couples married sunday in seattle were among the first to pick up their marriage licenses last thursday. the state required a three-day waiting period before ceremonies. >>> european union leaders are in oslo to receive the nobel peace prize. hundreds of protesters have been braving oslo's snow. the prize was meant to honor contributions to disarmament and eu member states account for a third of global arms exports. >> thanks, christine. >>> it is now 15 minutes after the hour. time for "early read," your local newsmaking national headlines. a big medical story in the "philadelphia enquirer." it's in a lot of papers this morning. very promising progress in the fight against leukemia. this is happening in the university of pennsylvania where doctors are using gene therapy to irrad indicate certain cancer cells. the first cases, seven of them are now free of the disease. the findings are already being presented by penn's research team. they
to seattle, mountain snow. flurries in the dakotas. heavy rain from tallahassee. severe storms in south florida. >> upper 70s in miami. 50s in colorado springs and 15 in fargo. when our time is up, we want to rest in peace one day. but who said anything about resting quietly? >> that's going to bring us to our favorite story of the day. a swedish company is selling hi-fi coffins for $30,000. the sound system is designed to pipe non-stop music six feet under. surviving friends and family can update your play list at any time. i think they're going to sabotage this. >> i love this story. the coffin comes with delux speakers and a screen displaying which song is playing at the time. i love that story. people like to enjoy their music, why not for eternity? not bad. >> they're probably going to be pipe in some songs that should be playing in hell, though. >>> new questions about reality tv and whether one popular show is actually rigged. >> shock and awe. >>> today's magic number for brides and grooms. they want to get married today on 12-12-12. you're watching "world news now." 3q lysol be
to stop in time. a little dangerous. >>> a las vegas-bound flight from seattle had to make an emergency landing in sacramento because of a smell of smoke. an airport spokesman says the alaska airlines flight landed just before 5:00 last night. once on the ground, firefighters surrounded the plane. >> i watched the crew and they weren't stressed. >> no one was hurt. one flight attendant was treated for burning eyed and coughing. no serious injuries. >>> there is a serious injury accident in daly city. we'll get to that in a minute. but it closed the southbound lane. one southbound lane of highway 35. right there approaching john daly. chopper 5 is overhead. you can see the car this ran off the road into a ditch. it looks like like a couple of police cars have left the scene. i realize it's dark in that area. in there are some maybe slight delays. it's just one southbound lane that's blocked now in that area approaching john daly. they may have to close another one in order to retrieve the vehicle. had northbound traffic is getting by. it was a serious injury accident. one person was rush
serious issues. >> reporter: neal karlinsky in seattle. >> we want to know, are you rethinking your kid's video game habits? logon to weigh in. >> "the new york post" reported -- >> that's right, they're reporting that adam lanza's mother was thinking about putting him in a mental institution, committing him and he found out about it and perhaps that is why the carnage ensued. >> and we've been wondering all along, the question why. that may be one of the answers. we'll be back. >>> now it's time for "the mix." you know i love this story because it's dear to me. >> extremely. >> apparently 2 out of 5 women admitted they often avoid going to the gym so they do not mess up their hair-dos. that is right. a study of women revealed 40% admitted to avoiding exercise because they didn't want to ruin their dos. i struggle with that. guy to the gym, everything is sweaty, and i even just ordered the save my do thing from an infomercial so that you can work out and try to save your do. >> save my do. >> yes! because it's a real issue. >> you wrapped it around and did it work? >> any way. >> that w
, for instance, around seattle, and let the american government and let the american people see does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs would decriminalized in portugal about ten years ago and the use of drugs has gone down dramatically. >> senate majority leader harry reid floated a rumor yesterday that speaker boehner was having a little trouble controlling members paul ryan, eric cantor and kevin mccarthy. republicans found it so outrageous, it spawned a twitter revolt with the hash tag, harry reid rumors. one of our favorites? jammie foxx to be named secretary of state. sorry, susan. hash tag harry reid rumors. >>> actress and activist ashley judd is polling four points behind senator mitch mcconnell in a hypothetical matchup. mcconnell's approval ratings are the worst of any senator nationally. the poll found judd to be the top choice as a challenger. >>> and the first grandchild for former president bush and first lady laura. they called in to congratulate their daughter. >> fired up. looking forward to it. i'm excited for jenna and henry. i can barely contain the news when i
sunny in atlanta, 52. mostly sunny in st. louis, 43. sun and clouds in denver is, 38. rain in seattle, 47 degrees. >>> the australian radio station at the center of that prank call to kate middleton's hospital will donate its advertising revenue to a fund for the family of the nurse who apparently committed suicide after the stunt. as we report, the hosts who made the call are devastated. >>> we are so sorry that this has happened to them. >> reporter: radio hosts mel gregg and michael christian say they're filled with regret over the royal prank. the pair fought back tears as they talked about the death of the nurse who fell for the hoax. >> we couldn't see this happening. it was meant to be a prank call. >> reporter: last week the australian d.j.s pretended to be the queen and prince charles when they called the hospital caring for prince william's wife kate. >> hello there, could i please speak to kate, please, my granddaughter. >> reporter: the nurse put the call through to the duchess where she was being treated for morning sickness. three days later, british police found her bod
in denver, 55. morning showers in seattle. 45 degrees. >>> this morning we're learning new details about the plane crash that killed mexican superstar jenni rivera. mexican officials say the jet plunged almost vertically from 28,000 feet on sunday, hitting the ground at more than 600 miles per hour. so far it's unclear what caused the learjet to nosedive. rivera and six others died in the crash. the 78-year-old pilot had a valid mexican pilot's license. >>> venezuelan leader hugo chavez is recovering from surgery this morning. he had an operation monday to stop an aggressive form of cancer, his fourth since 2011. his vice president was chosen by chavez to be his successor. he said the surgery was completely successful. chavez will be sworn in for a new six-year term on january 10th. >>> in west virginia, a massive inferno as a gas line exploded. huge flames shot into the air, melting an 800-foot stretch of interstate 77. the blast happened tuesday afternoon in a small town north of charleston. at least nine homes were damaged or destroyed. no one was killed but several people were treate
deal in atlanta, 56. mostly cloudy in st. louis, 58. snow ending in denver, 23. breezy in seattle, 43 degrees. members charged in the hazing death of one of their pledges turned themselves in. nine more turned themselves in. 19-year-old david bogenberger died in november after drinking heavily during a northern illinois university frat house party. his blood level was more than five times the legal limit. if found guilty the students face up to a year in jail. >>> the bodies of two murderers were exhumed tuesday. richard hickcock and perry smith were hanged for murdering a the clutter family in holcomb, kansas, in 1959. before their capture, they fled to florida and may have murdered a family there one month later. prosecutors show dna evidence will link hickcock and smith to the murders. >>> a manhunt in illinois for two bank robbers who escaped jail from chicago. police say they tied two bed sheets together and scaled down 20 stories. investigators also found fake metal bars in their cell and each bed stuffed with clothing to make it look like a body. the inmates were gone for more
considering andrew luck and russell wilson in seattle. >>> many figures in the sports community have reached out to those affected by the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. titans running back chris johnson was among those who lent his support yesterday sending christmas gifts to the family of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. johnson also spoke to mcdonnell's older brother jack on the phone and gave the family his phone number in case they needed help in the future. >>> derek jeter called the mother of 27-year-old teacher victoria soto who was killed while protecting her first grade students. soto was such a fan of the yankees that it was mentioned as part of her eulogy. jeter did that without being prompted. he did it all on his own. the miami dolphins sent flowers in the memory of mary sherlach after learning she was an avid fan of that team. joe philbin said we just thought it would be the right thing to do. >>> get a little bit of a lighter note coming up here next on the water cooler. also coming up on "morning joe," congress heads home for the holidays without securing a deal to avoid what co
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, seattle and a remote control helicopter. not really an issue of national security, but there you have it. $41,000 for each one helicopter. by the way, one more thing. take a look at the cover of tom coburn's report. it's fantasy. how much you think you can't? crazy. okay, that's what taxpayer dollars can do. i could have done a lot more with a half-million dollars. >> coming up on "the willis report", obama and the house republicans not letting on their fiscal cliff stands. the fiscal cliff symbolizes time over tragedy. it will soon be a loss for many new york city commuters. but the tablet top your christmas wish list? we have the best of the best on "the willis report" coming up next can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is is trick to t my spot? [ male announcer break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. heartburn symptoms causedelieve by acid reflux disease.y stress. osteoporosis-related bone fractures a
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, the northwest corridor for us is linking between some pretty rural areas, but between seattle, vancouver, seattle and portland, oregon, and cha-ching oregon, we have some major business markets and the opportunity for travelers who are tourists to enjoy our rail. for us, it wasn't going to work to start from scratch. immediately institute a high speed rail line. we have too many communities linking to that west coast corridor that wanted to enjoy the benefits of rail, and wanted us as a state to his country being and putting our own state dollars into it, they wanted to see the benefits in that incremental fashion. so for us i think washington state will always be a higher speed or at least in the next 20 to 30 years, higher speed passenger rail program, but it works for us and it works for our businesses and our major communities that it links. also i'd like to say that as we work closely with burlington northern santa fe on this notion of sharing the corridor, it's a decision that we made, burlington northern santa fe has bought into it, and the notion for us in the amount of increment
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but seattle, vancouver, and portland and eugene. we had major business markets and the opportunity for mark -- travelers who are tourists to enjoy our real. for us, it would not work to start from scratch and institute a high-speed rail line. we have too many committees linking threat that west coast corridor that wanted to enjoy the benefits of rail and wanted us as a state contributing in putting our state dollars into it, they wanted to see the benefits in that incremental fashion. for us, washington state will always be a higher spped passenger rail program. but it works for us and our businesses. as we work closely with the burlington on this notion of sharing the corridor, it is a decision we made. they have bought into it and the nation for us in the amount of increments and passenger trips that we intend to make, the investments we're making on that freight rail line will not only benefit passenger travel but our freight movement in our state as we are a multi dependent trade state and at the economy recovers and their business continues to grow. we think the investments will help u
146 same-sex couples got married at seattle's city hall, the first day they could legally marry in that state. washington state voters passed same-sex marriage last month. >> i feel so good. i couldn't be happier. it's such a special day for us you, the state and for all of the other couples. >>> nine states allow couples to marry. the supreme court could provide the sweeping ruling that could end the bans on the other states. we should hear their decision about in about six months. >>> former los angeles official who claimed a spinal tumor was to blame for his child pornography addiction will be sentenced. afred abrams will be sentenced for distributing sexually explicit image as. prosecutors want him sense -- sentenced to more than eight years. he said a made his personality altered and he downloaded pornography. >>> a new report from new zealand blames bad construction for the high death toll from a major earthquake in new england. 150 people died when an office building collapsed last year. a government report determined that building was badly damaged. it never should have
think we can watch and see what happens in the state of washington, for instance, around seattle, and let the american government and let the american people does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs were decriminalized in portugal ten years ago and the use of drugs has done gown dramatically and nobody put in prison. a few places around the world is good to experiment with and a few states in america are good to take the initiative and try something out. that's the way our country's developed over the last 200 year, by a few states being experiment stations. on that basis i'm in favor of it. >> making news there. also sat down with cnn founder ted turner and richard branson, we had a discussion on clean energy. we'll be rolling out the interviews and "cnn newsroom" in the days to come. tomorrow my interview with richard branson where he enters the political fray. >> i think if the republican party could change so that you know they were fiscally astute but really cared about the individual they cared as much about the gay person living in america, as the single mother, a
the unions? will they win? good questions all. now, one of the worst blowouts in nfl history. seattle seahawks beat arizona cardinals 58-0. the cardinals threw four interceptions fumbled four times and gained 154 yards and seattle undefeated at home and then there's this. the new york giants scored only 52 points in the win over the new orleans saints. the star was the rookie and he returned the kick off for touchdown and all purpose yards and kept the giants in the lead. and major result for the economy. people having fewer babies, blaming the economy and one woman who took a chance and had six children anyway. we'll have that and of course the opening bell right after this. >> less than a minute to the opening bell. there's the news background that says that consumer spending wobbles. consumer spending-- unemployment rate at four year low. the only reason it's down is because the 350,000 people stopped lookinggfor work and the work force shhank and that's surely not good news. in a moment you're going to see if you look carefully at the lower box there on the left-hand side of the
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. more than 200 couples were lined up at the county courthouse in seattle. a couple that had been together for 35-years, were first in line. >> "to be number one is really humbling, you know, because i think of all the people who have worked very hard and looked forward to this day. and to be here, i hope they realize, we're just a symbol and all of them are right behind us." >>pam: it will be three more days until they are technically married in the eyes of the state. that's because washington waiting period, before marriage licenses are valid. supporters of same-sex marriage say. today is an important day for their cause. >>pam: local reservoirs have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the bay area got drenched with rain. this is what the uvas reservoir in the foothills of the santa cruz mountains looked like just last week. at 13-percent capacity. kron 4's alecia reid is in san mateo, to tell us where things stand now, after our recent downpours. >> the reserves in the santa clara improved significantly. levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since la
, they are quiet. >> mayor of seattle joins us. >> quite a show coming up. >> all that the next two hours on cnn. it's always good to see you in person. >>> i want to give you a programming note. soledad o'brien examines questions about skin color, discrimination and race. "who is black in america?" the documentary premieres tonight at':00 p.m. only on cnn. >>> nobel prizes, golden globe announcements, when the pope will send his very first tweet. [ female announcer ] think you need to go to a department store counter for a professional cleansing device? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x. bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. ou
today in seattle. >> cenk: i can't believe those guys are ruining the country. heather and kay, thank you so much for joining us, and my first question to you is how many straight marriages have you ruined so far? >> none to our knowledge. >> so the traditional marriage has not broken down since saturday midnight, and now in the state of washington? >> absolutely. >> so seriously, how long has this battle gone on, and how relieved are you that you can officially get married in the state of washington? >> it's really been--this is a culmination of decades of work by many people that started focusing on creating equality for gays and lesbians. kay and i have been together for 14 and a half years and this is a movement that has been going on for decades. we're thrilled. we're so thankful, and thank the great voters of washington for voting for love, and it's really exciting and pretty amazing. >> cenk: i love there was a question of whether we should vote for love or against love. >> yes exactly. >> cenk: and we barely won. love barely won barely beating out hate. you know it happened th
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afternoon. >> i think we can watch and see what happens in the state of washington around seattle and let the american government and let the american people see does it cause a serious problem or not. >> former president george w. bush called into the show this morning after his daughter and nbc contributor jenna bush haeger announced she is going to have a baby. >> i'm fired up. looking forward to it. i'm excited for jenna and henry and i can barely contain the news when i found out. >> those are the things we thought you should know. time now for the "news nation" gut check. it's about those new right to work signs in michigan yesterday. the detroit free press is out with an editorial saying unions need to remind people who life was like without them. unions built the middle class and improved the standard of living for workers. do you think unions helped grow the middle class. go to facebook."news nation" to cast the vote. that does it for us. thanks for joining us. patty murray, former pennsylvania governor and the daily beast will all join the "news nation." the cycle is up next. yo
. just incredible, happening outside seattle. an official for the train said seven cars were derailed, some carrying fertilizer and cleaning agents. you wonder why whoever took the camera did not stop the mud but that is another matter. forecasters say snow fall in the southwest will turn into a blizzard tomorrow as iterateses toward the midwest in time for santa. janice dean, it looks like some could have a very white christmas. >>guest: that is the good part but we have to get through severe weather and blizzard if wednesday into thursday. so, the radar shows a system exiting the northeast, well ahead of the system across the southwest, some snow over the western great lakes and upper midwest but this is the main event across the southwest and it will bring 10" to 20" of snow if the mountains of colorado through wyoming and winter storm advisories stretching from the southwest all the way up to the upper midwest and the great lakes and we have blizzard wants and warnings for parts of colorado, kansas and nebraska with heavy snow, as well, on top of winds gusting to 50 miles per hour
of snow. that's in the northeast. to the west will be the big travel troubles on sunday. from seattle all the with a i to san francisco, the rain and the wind will really slow things up, not only today, tomorrow, but for sunday in the west as well. soledad. >> alexandria steele tonight. ahead, one week after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary, communities around the country gather for a moment of silence. tonight we'll talk to a long time newtown resident about how the community is coping and four students that survived a similar school shooting in minnesota drove to connecticut to be with the residents of newtown. plus presents the cold truth.r i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer pl
in the united states. and an improm tu pot party. take a look. yep. pot party at midnight near a seattle landmark. the space needle. look at the crowds. marking the moment washington state became the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. washington voters approved it last month's election so let me throw this at you. there's ground rules here. you have to be over the age of 21. you can have up to an ounce in your possession. no more. and despite seattle's overnight smoke fest, you are not supposed to light up a joint in public. here's a big catch. you still have to go underground to get it. growing and selling pot illegal. at least for now they are. miguel marquez has the story in seattle. miguel? >> reporter: brooke, for pot smokers here in washington state, it is a day for celebration and partying. the legalization of pot. but proponents of this initiative say this is only the first step. this is what you assume the stores will look like? >> yeah. our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: jaman was at microsoft and preparing to o
a train near seattle. john hill started recording. >> i thought the rest of the rail cars were going to pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get out of the car. >> reporter: it's not just mud. the western region of the u.s. has been blanketed with heavy snow, rain and powerful winds that knocked down trees, power lines and created dangerous driving conditions. >> when i got stopped here, it started sliding backwards and i had no control for a little bit of time. >> reporter: at least 16 states have experienced winter warnings and watches so far this week. and as the weather heads east it continues to dump more snow, making holiday skiers and snowboarders happy. >> i'm gearing up for a really good christmas. >> reporter: with that weather moving through, a travel warning to the 93 million people expected to hit the road this holiday. rob and sunny? >> thanks, brandy. >>> travelers planning to fly or drive need to pay attention to this storm. >> oh, yeah. our coverage continues with jim dicky at accuweather. good morning. >> good morning. a storm system dev
magnuson's house in seattle reminisce about their days together, and some of those stories i can share on the floor and some i couldn't. but they were longtime friends. and the one story that is written about in warren magnuson's biography by shelby scates is a story about how the two of them, both appropriators, when mount saint helen's grew up, senator magnuson went to senator inouye and said, we need about a billion dollars for the cleanup of mount saint helen's. if you can manly in 198 -- imagine in 1980 what a tremendous amount of money that was. senator inouye's response was, senator magnuson, we have volcanos blowing up all the time in hawaii and we never get a dime. and senator magnuson's response was, just wait, it will be your turn soon. so these are two individuals that forged a relationship, and along with jackson, were some of the big giants of our day in the united states senate. and we certainly in the state of washington benefited greatly from senator inouye's incredible help and support. i know that he traveled to our state many times at my request and participated in
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